Alabama vs. Missouri: Why Tide Will Not Falter in First True Road Test of 2012

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Alabama vs. Missouri: Why Tide Will Not Falter in First True Road Test of 2012
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Alabama is in prime position to make another run towards a national championship and defend last year’s title. The Crimson Tide enter Week 7 of the college football season as the No. 1 team in the AP Poll and have received every first-place vote.

But while Arkansas wasn't much of a threat due to injuries and the overall team blowing chunks on the football field, a trip to Missouri this week will be considered the first true road test for Nick Saban and company.

The Tigers are still out to prove themselves to the college football world, as they still have yet to earn a conference win in the SEC. And while a win here for Missouri may be unlikely, we have seen many top rated teams fall asleep, as three Top 5 teams lost last weekend. 

Here is why Alabama won't be caught off guard and will take care of the newbies of the SEC fairly easily.


Note: All stats come from cfbstats.com unless otherwise noted.

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